backyardnature.com is   backyard nature,  backyard wildlife,   and green business for consumers
backyard lawn and garden plants including mushrooms in forestry and urban natural areas
Homepage

HOME & GARDEN
Animals: Pets & Wildlife
Home Improvement
Natural Housing
Gardening
Lawncare
Conservation Tips

Green & Sustainable
Urban Agriculture & Farming
Organic Food
Energy Efficiency
Transportation
Community
Nature Tips
Health
TRAVEL to SoCal
Eco & Nature Travel
California Nature
California Beach Communities
Hiking & Camping
Events Calendar
California Green Solutions
KIDS EYE VIEW
Squirrels
Birds
Bird Profiles
Buddy's Diner
Insects & Weird Critters
Plants & Green Stuff
Other Fun Stuff
Nature Education Center
Naturalists
INSPIRATION ETC.
Scrapbook
California Scrapbook
Japan Scrapbook
Naturalists & Heroes
Backyard Blessings
Nature Education
Nature Art & Illustration
Nature Films & Video



"Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs & turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, hickory nuts, trees to climb, animals to pet, hayfields, pine cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets – and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education." -Luther Burbank 1849 - 1926
ABOUT US
Published by
Solutions For Green We also publish California Green Solutions and a series of blogs about healthy living solutions.

PRIVACY POLICY
We don't share your information with anyone else. We ask that parents subscribe to the newsletter. We respect our community's children. We believe we are part of "our village" and need to care for one another.

california native plants are poppies for wildflowers and native plant ecosystem

For more sustainable business information, visit CaliforniaGreenSolutions.com for Sustainable Workplace and Green Products, www.SunshineByDesign.com and ~ Movie Industry Marketing for Indie Filmmaking Tips Arkansas Pet Services ~ BLTNetwork.com for Lifestyles ~ Home and Garden Habitat, Organics and Sustainability
organic foods, organic landscaping, organic farming and organic products for babies, kids and adults.

Pelican Migration in Los Angeles! Amazing!

I am so excited. I just came back from experiencing one of the most fascinating sites I've yet witnessed in Los Angeles.

It's Friday and it's been a long hard week, so my hubbie and I took a late afternoon break to go to a little green oasis (urban park the size of a house lot ;-) in Manhattan Beach and as we lay there listening to the waves breaking and watching a few gulls floating on the thermals...the first miraculous wave floated by.

22 brown pelicans soared on the winds from north to south...and never once flapped their wings.

Then another flock of almost 50 soared by.

Then another. And another.

In about an hour my leisurely rest on a blanket was turned upside down and I was practically jumping up and down with excitement. More than 300 brown pelicans had soared by.

The wind was picking up and hubbie was getting cold...so we went for a cup of coffee. When we got back on the road, another flock floated by. And another. And another.

Migration? It must be! But north to south in MAY?

See the BirdWeb for a photo of this weird looking bird that floats like an angel!

The birds on the Pacific Coast nest on islands off the coasts of southern California and Mexico.

On days like this, there is no disconnect between wilderness and urban life. The magic of life wells up in one's throat and makes you glad to be part of the parade!